Artful Dodge

Artful Dodge

Sorcery

Target creature is unblockable this turn.

Flashback {{U}} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Dark Ascension (DKA) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Artful Dodge occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Artful Dodge Discussion

CriticalFailure on Sprite and Early

1 month ago

Clockspinning is 1 mana to get 2 counters, or 5 mana to get 4 counters. Do you reckon it has a place here? In addition, flashback and buyback seems really good in this. Stuff like Lava Dart, Artful Dodge, Reckless Charge, and Seething Anger might be good.

PaulaTicks on Book Burner

1 month ago

Nevinyrral_Mayor_of_Urborg Teferi's Veil and Vanishing are extremely underappreciated cards you can throw on commanders or valuable creatures and keep them alive; Aether Tunnel and Aqueous Form are cheap and reliable ways to ensure combat damage while things like Distortion Strike Artful Dodge and Slip Through Space all allow someone to sneak in for a huge hit of damage and provides a small boost to a couple of your creatures by being in the yard. And Trailblazer's Boots pretty much read unblockable in most EDH games.

Funkydiscogod on Block this!

4 months ago

To replace Artful Dodge and Distortion Strike I was thinking Slip Through Space . I figure drawing a new card is about as powerful as casting the same card again.

Overrun has a slightly less-powerful Pioneer equivalent: Overcome .

Depending on what you're wanting it for, Hunted Troll can be replaced. Clackbridge Troll is the only other one that gives opponents creatures, but I think you're just looking for a big creature to beat your opponents with. Verdurous Gearhulk is probably your best replacement, even if you just play it as a 8/8 trample for 5.

Echoing Truth doesn't have a perfect replacement in your colors: Selective Snare is the closest answer to Hunted Troll faeries. Bile Blight and Legion's End in black. Declaration in Stone Detention Sphere and Deputy of Detention in white. As long as you don't need to answer tokens you gave the opponent, there are plenty of options: Disperse Expel from Orazca Perilous Voyage Cyclonic Rift Brazen Borrower Simic Charm .

Vapor Snag can be replaced by Unsummon . Modern is just a more powerful format.

Depressed_plant on Block this!

4 months ago

Funkydiscogod I totally get your point, Modern decks is much faster and resilient than this, and Pioneer should probably suit this deck better, I guess. Ghostform and Aether Tunnel is the best substitutes I can find in exchange for Artful Dodge and Distortion Strike , and the "power drop" on Vapor Snag , Echoing Truth , Overrun and Hunted Troll (as you say) by their sub is uncertain at this point.

I have barely played any pioneer so I actually don't know how a deck with the lesser substitutes would fair in the format. What do you think? :) I really appreciate the input btw, must think this over, and I like the opportunity to mix things up! :D

Gidgetimer on What happens to opponent creatures?

4 months ago

If you cast Artful Dodge on a creature no creatures are able to block it. If you cast Artful Dodge on Treeshaker Chimera "all creatures able to block" it are none, so no creature blocks it.

Why would your opponents creatures become tapped by this interaction? I think there may be a deeper misunderstanding here.

When you assign combat damage each creature deals damage equal to its power. You would deal 8 damage and it would be assigned as 1 to each of the creatures and 5 to the defending player.

gavriel1136 on Rayami, The Sampler

9 months ago

Possible ideas to get around colored protection: Ersatz Gnomes , Slip Through Space , Unnatural Endurance , and Wrap in Vigor .

Cards to remove/rethink: Death's Presence , Artful Dodge , Distortion Strike , Aether Tunnel , Bioshift , Roalesk, Apex Hybrid .

This deck uses a TON of colored mana, and very little colorless. Consider changing your mana rocks to better reflect that. For example, Chromatic Lantern might help more than Thran Dynamo.

DerektheRed on

10 months ago

Seems like a fun idea. If opponents don't play creatures to prevent the win-con, swing for commander damage.

Ninjutsu isn't going to help you much since Etrata triggers on damaging a player, but the return to hand effects are smart. IMO, for this deck to work you need better evasion and better protection. Whispersilk Cloak is a 2-for-1 and should definitely be in your deck.

Evasion: I don't flying is sufficient, you need unblockable. Amphin Pathmage , Artful Dodge , Deepchannel Mentor , Distortion Strike , Glaring Spotlight , Key to the City , etc etc.

Protection: Since Etrata is a potentially fast win condition (from any one opponent's perspective), they'll gun hard for her. Swiftfoot boots is not enough. You have access to cheap 1-shot spells like Unlikely Aid and Without Weakness , or equipment ( Darksteel Plate , Hammer of Nazahn , Shield of Kaldra , etc.)

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